Above the Dreamless Dead

Above the Dreamless Dead

World War I in Poetry and Comics

Book - 2014
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"As the Great War dragged on and its catastrophic death toll mounted, a new artistic movement found its feet in the United Kingdom. The Trench Poets, as they came to be called, were soldier-poets dispatching their verse from the front lines. Known for its rejection of war as a romantic or noble enterprise, and its plainspoken condemnation of the senseless bloodshed of war, Trench Poetry soon became one of the most significant literary moments of its decade. The marriage of poetry and comics is a deeply fruitful combination, as evidenced by this collection. In stark black and white, the words of the Trench Poets find dramatic expression and reinterpretation through the minds and pens of some of the greatest cartoonists working today. With New York Times bestselling editor Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Fairy Tale Comics) at the helm, Above the Dreamless Dead is a moving and illuminating tribute to those who fought and died in World War I. Twenty poems are interpreted in comics form by twenty of today's leading cartoonists, including Eddie Campbell, Kevin Huizenga, George Pratt, and many others."--Amazon.ca.
Publisher: New York :, First Second,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781626720657
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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SCL_Alyssa Jul 15, 2017

This is a collection of World War I poetry in graphic novel form. If world history or poetry interest you, this take on the famous works of War War I poets will make you see the texts through in a whole new way. A breathtaking and sobering glimpse into the powerful original poems.

Apr 20, 2017

Powerful and depressing. Simply awesome.

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Apr 20, 2017

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